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Late blight lesions and spores. Photo: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Late blight lesions and spores. Photo: Cornell Cooperative Extension

Late blight moving northward

Late blight, a windborne plant disease that can spread quickly and devastate potato and tomato plants, is on the move. Agriculture officials have been watching since late blight was identified on Long Island earlier this summer. Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley it's now been reported in Syracuse and in Dutchess County, south of Albany.  Go to full article

Humans lend a hand to vegetable shapes

Vegetables sometimes grow into really freaky shapes. But what if you could make fruits and vegetables into just about any shape you wanted? Some avid gardeners come up with strange looking hybrids, but Julie Grant talked with a researcher who's taking the shape of produce to a whole new level.  Go to full article

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